(Illustration: Salvador Dali’s ‘Exploding Raphaelesque Head,’ found here).
As the crookedly-corrupt cookie crumbles, petulant incompetent crime boss, the T-Rump, slapped snotty: — according to the UK’s Independent this morning:
Donald Trump has reportedly cancelled the annual White House Christmas party for members of the media.
The festive gathering has been hosted by presidents for decades, and the apparent decision not to hold it this year, reported by Fox News, marks the latest episode in the Republican leader’s turbulent relationship with journalists.
And don’t even think you’re cute: ‘“This year we’re inviting Mueller,” Bill Shine, the White House deputy communications chief, quipped when asked about the party last month – a reference to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Trump campaign ties to Russia.’
Doesn’t really matter, the T-Rump don’t-give-no-shit as he won’t be there — The Palm Beach Post reports the T-Rump ‘…is expected to spend 16 days at Mar-a-Lago over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to an alert issued by the Federal Aviation Administration this morning.
The alert warns pilots to avoid the airspace over Mar-a-Lago during the more than two-week time frame, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6, but does not indicate when Air Force One will arrive or depart Palm Beach International Airport.’
Coincidentally, Dec. 21 is also final day for an agreement between the T-Rump and Congress in order to avoid a government shutdown. Planned? Furthermore, he’ll be away when the new Congress starts its shit Jan. 3.
And part of that crumbled cookie has come under federal scrutiny, it was reported today (CNBC):
Manhattan-based federal prosecutors are investigating whether some of the $107 million in donations to then President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural committee were misspent, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, said the investigation arose in part from the slew of materials seized in April raids on Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, by federal prosecutors.
Cohen on Wednesday was sentenced to three years in prison on charges that came in part from those April raids on his office and residence.
Crumbs could put the T-Rump in prison, hopefully.
And different shit, but from the same asshole — Nancy Pelosi slapped the T-Rump again today, for you know, being an ‘idiot.’ He tweeted this morning:’“I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!”‘
Once again, she let loose another, “You don’t know what you’re talking about” retort into the public airwaves:
Pelosi said the claim “doesn’t make any sense,” calling the Oval Office an “evidence-free zone.”
Pelosi said he made the same claim during her meeting with him this week.
“Basically what he’s saying, any benefit that our economy might have from a revised trade agreement with Mexico and Canada would be spent on the wall instead of growing our economy and increasing paychecks for our workers,” Pelosi told reporters.
“The American people are still paying the price. Mexico is not paying for this wall.”
“But maybe he doesn’t understand how a trade agreement works for him to say such a thing,” she continued.
Okay, how does Mexico feel about that big, old bad wall? You can take that wall and shove it backward in time, so says :Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico’s former US ambassador (Newsweek): ‘“Mexico and the U.S. have done—and can do—great things together, but the one thing Mexico will not be doing with the U.S. is building a wall along our common border,” Sarukhan said. “It’s a 1st-century solution to 21st-century challenges,” he added.’
And so it goes…